Public Record


From the public records of the Findlay Police Department and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office:

Police Department

A motorist was cited Saturday for driving with a suspended license, during a traffic stop on Cherry Street. Two passengers, both 19, who were riding in the bed of the pickup truck were charged with underage consumption of alcohol.
A female was stopped Sunday after shoplifting sandals, shirts, socks and other merchandise from the Trenton Avenue Walmart.
A wedding ring was reported stolen Sunday from 110 Fair St.
A person wanted under a Wood County warrant was found with drug paraphernalia Sunday in the 100 block of North Cory Street.
A West Lima Street youth was taken into custody for domestic violence after a confrontation with a family member Sunday.
A man fleeing authorities on Howard Street was Tasered before being arrested for obstructing official business and possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrest occurred while police were investigating a shoplifting incident at the Trenton Avenue Walmart on Sunday.

Sheriff’s Office

A hit-skip driver struck a tree and mailbox Sunday near 3301 Allen Township 232.
An inebriated Lima man was jailed for domestic violence and resisting arrest Sunday after hitting his girlfriend at a Powell Lane locale in Rawson, sending the victim to Blanchard Valley Hospital. The man was later found to be wanted under a warrant.
A Findlay resident was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon, having drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia after being stopped for speeding Sunday on Lima Avenue.

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From the public records of Hancock County Common Pleas Court:
Virgil J. Bishop Jr., 31, of Cincinnati, pleaded guilty to a lesser fifth-degree felony charge of aggravated possession of drugs and a lesser fourth-degree felony count of heroin possession. Bishop was charged with possessing between 10 and 50 grams of heroin, and between 5 and 10 grams of cocaine on Oct. 26 in Findlay. The original charges were felonies of the fourth and second degree. Judge Reginald Routson is scheduled to sentence him on May 7.
Kevin E. Bibbs, 56, of Fostoria, was sentenced by Routson to 180 days in jail for a lesser first-degree misdemeanor charge of domestic violence. Bibbs was charged with a third-degree felony of domestic violence. On Nov. 25 in Findlay, Bibbs harmed a family member. Bibbs was previously convicted of domestic violence in 2010 in Seneca County Common Pleas Court and in 2008 in Lima Municipal Court.
Kyle R. Shoemaker, 21, of Findlay, pleaded guilty to three counts of trafficking in drugs, two third-degree felonies and one fifth-degree felony. On April 9 in Findlay, Shoemaker sold less than the bulk amount of hydrocodone. The next day, Shoemaker sold at least the bulk amount of methylenedioxypyrovalerone, or bath salts, in the city. He also sold at least the bulk amount of N-Benzylpiperazine on Aug. 10 in Findlay. Routson is scheduled to sentence him April 30.
Deborah A. Withers, 56, of Findlay, pleaded guilty to a fifth-degree felony charge of violating a protection order. Routson placed Withers in the intervention in lieu of conviction program. Withers violated the order on Nov. 29 in Findlay. She was previously convicted of the crime in Findlay Municipal Court on Sept. 26, according to the indictment.
Forrest H. Hammond, 18, of Findlay, pleaded guilty to trespassing in a habitation when a person is present, a lesser fourth-degree felony. Hammond was charged with a first-degree felony count of aggravated robbery, for allegedly committing a theft while carrying a baseball bat on Aug. 14 in Findlay. Routson is scheduled to sentence him April 30.
Sean L. Machaterre, 37, of Toledo, pleaded guilty to a second-degree felony count of cocaine trafficking and a third-degree felony charge of heroin trafficking. Machaterre was charged with first-degree felony counts. Machaterre allegedly sold at least 100 grams of cocaine on Dec. 27, 2010, in Findlay. On Jan. 27, 2011, Machaterre allegedly sold between 50 and 250 grams of heroin in the city.
Jared D. Harris, 23, of Fairborn, pleaded guilty and was placed in the diversion program by Judge Joseph Niemeyer for a third-degree felony count of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer. Harris fled from an officer in his motor vehicle on Nov. 28 in Findlay.
Ricky A. Layson Sr., 60, of Toledo, was sentenced by Niemeyer to 10 months in prison and ordered to make restitution of $1,380 for a fifth-degree felony count of receiving stolen property. On June 24, Layson had a television that was stolen from a Findlay Walmart.
Mohammed L. Sesay, 21, of Whitehall, pleaded guilty before Judge Niemeyer and was placed in the diversion program. Sesay pleaded guilty to submitting a falsified motion to Findlay Municipal Court on Oct. 8. The offense is a fifth-degree felony.

From the public records of the Hancock County auditor’s office. No money changes hands in some real estate transfers between family members, in some bank repossessions, and in some other transfers.

Real Estate Transfers

Cynthia L. Walters to Dennis D. Walters, 731 W. Sandusky St., Findlay.
Ray A. Hoffman to Jeffery A. and Laurie L. Hoffman, 5128 U.S. 224, Findlay.
Jeffrey, Jason J., Pamela and Kimberly D. Schimmoeller to Jeffrey and Pamela Schimmoeller, Hancock County 84, 36.524 acres, Findlay.
Douglas L. and Sherri A. Chambers and Bengage Properties to Douglas L. and Sherri A. Chambers, 13596 Township 108, Findlay.
Douglas L. and Sherri A. Chambers to Bengage Properties, 13596 Township 108, Findlay.
Country Club Acres to Gregory J. and Nicole K. Tooley, Lot 68, Firestone Drive, Findlay, $37,900.
Hancock County sheriff and Patricia K. Simmons to Flagstar Bank, 751 Dayton Ave., Findlay, $26,000.
Patricia L. Peterson to Peterson Heritage Trust, 454 Scarlet Oak Drive, Findlay.
David H. Marshall to Joan H. Marshall, 6765 Ohio 12, Findlay.

Fire Calls

From the public records of the Findlay Fire Department:


9:41 a.m., 236 Rector Ave., carbon monoxide incident.
3:37 p.m., 235 Frazer St., lockout.
5:32 p.m., 1800 Tiffin Ave., emergency medical service call.


8:32 a.m., 15100 Birchaven Lane, emergency medical service call.
9:37 a.m., 300 E. Lincoln St., emergency medical service call.



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